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Memory Stick Enabling Xbox Live Update Has Gone Live

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Hey Xbox arcade and 20Gb Pro owners! The update you’ve been clamouring for has finally gone live, meaning you no longer need to use ridiculously expensive proprietary memory cards just to save your games! Hooray! The update will allow USB based flash and hard drives up to 16Gb be used with the console in lieu of an Xbox Memory card or Hard Drive.

If you haven’t received the update already, don’t worry – you will soon.

“Sometime over the next few hours when you sign in to Xbox LIVE you’ll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update. If you are signed into LIVE already, you may be signed out and asked to accept the update and you’ll be back online in a few moments,” said Major Nelson on his blog.

Those of you without Xbox Live, but want the update can keep a beady eye here, where you can download the update and run it off a CD. It takes a few days longer to appear on the site, but at least you do have the means to update your console.

I’m sure many of you will transfer your saves to flash drives freeing up important space on your 20Gb Hard Drive, giving ou a bit of breathing room to install a game or two so you can enjoy the quiet that your friends with larger drives have been enjoying.

Source : Major Nelson

Last Updated: April 6, 2010


  1. ClericZA

    April 6, 2010 at 15:34

    Can I save my GTA4 Lost and Damned to the card?


    • Nick de Bruyne

      April 6, 2010 at 15:36

      Yeah it should act just like a hard drive or memory stick, I have already downloaded the update, it took less than a minute and the options are all there


  2. WitWolfyZA

    April 6, 2010 at 15:43

    now we wait for the modders to enable bigger HDD for this awesome update


  3. Bryan Banfield

    April 6, 2010 at 16:06

    This is great news.


  4. Someone

    April 6, 2010 at 16:22

    Ahh I was waiting for this.
    Now my bro can finaly play Forza3 properly hahaha

    And to piss on the parade, heres something amazing. (if you a moron)



  5. WrathZA

    April 6, 2010 at 17:20

    We can use this as a transfer mechanism if we buy larger drives right?


  6. Gabriel Fortuna

    April 8, 2010 at 17:58

    Bumping an old topic, but I don’t wanna buy a 16GB USB drive until I know the required specs. A few people here at $job have complained that it’s rejected their drives for being too slow.

    Anyone know what the read/write recommended requirements are? Even the official SanDisk page doesn’t advertise their performance specs so I can’t compare against what’s out there on the market right now.


    • Geoff

      April 8, 2010 at 22:18

      I’d imagine that any flash drives that are “readyboost” certified are fast enough for Xbox usage.


  7. GaZar

    April 15, 2010 at 20:53

    Iv noticed that the option to PLAY GAME FROM HARD DIVE is no longer there. Iv tried a few games (250gb HD) and cant hear the CD being accessed, so I think it now plays installed games automatically.
    Could someone please verify this.
    Also I have used a 16gb Sansa Micro Cruzer and the Sandisk Mobile Ultra MicroSD Cards 2gb & 4gb, all 3 cards worked great.


  8. bhw

    April 15, 2010 at 22:47

    I think we are soon going to see Xbox games shipping on multiple discs with mandatory installs. Arcade owners now have an affordable option to obtain additional storage space


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